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Country Music Sensation Headed to Laura

James Blundell is heading to Laura as part of the Laura Country Music Festival next week. The ARIA award winner will perform on July 28 at the Laura Civic Centre as part of a mammoth weekend for the town. The event is now in its ninth year and has attracted not only...

Operation Flinders Deployment for Youth

SA Police and the Department for Child Protection has teamed up in an attempt to get Whyalla youths sent on an Operation Flinders deployment. The campaign is aimed at ten at-risk adolescents and recently gained a $1000 donation from the local Neighbourhood Watch group. Ben Williams presented the cheque to SAPOL Operations...

Redhill Turns 150

Around 800 people packed River Terrace on Sunday for the 150th birthday of Redhill. The celebrations included a church service, games, historical displays and 35 stalls. Redhill Development Association and the Port Pirie Regional Council funded the event with one of the more popular games being egg throwing. The aim of the game...

Annual Whyalla Show

The Annual Whyalla Show is locked in for August 17 and 18 with a special comedy hour the new feature. Adelaide based comedian Marc Ryan will headline the comedy showcase which will be after the traditional fireworks display. The two-day event also features a travelling magic show, stilt walkers, a farm, circle...

First Round of Funding for Drought Projects

The Flinders Ranges Council have approved the first round of projects as part of the $1 million Commonwealth Drought Communities Programme. Over $600,000 will be poured into a number of projects around the region with a focus to grow the economy and employment rate of the communities currently in drought. Mayor Peter...

Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund Open

Pacific Hydro have opened the annual Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund which is open to community groups and not-for-profit organisations around the area. Applications are open till the end of the month with funding of up to $10,000 available from a pool of over $50,000. For more than a decade, Pacific Hydro...

Transition to Adult Life is Hard

The Transition to Adult Life Intensive Pilot Program (TALI) is a new initiative introduced by the state government to help Whyalla young people. Known as TALI, the program is in conjunction with Centacare Catholic Country SA and the Department of Child Protection and will have young people working with mentors through...

Calling Emerging Leaders

A new program has been developed to assist emerging leaders with the skills and networks to maximise their potential. Called Stepping into Leadership, the course tackles personal and leadership values while helping participants to understand the skills and strengths when leading. The program doesn’t start till September but runs for 10 months...

Operation Stop Drink/Drug Drive

Operation Stop Drink/Drug Drive was a state-wide campaign on Saturday night which saw drivers stopped and tested across South Australia. Across the Far North and Eyre Western Local Service Areas, over 300 people were alcohol-tested between 7pm Saturday and 3:30am Sunday. A number of those drivers were also drug tested and in...

Animal Activists Law Awareness

The federal government has introduced a Bill to clear up the confusion surrounding animal activists and their use of their phone and internet when planning illegal activity. The Bill doesn’t create new laws but instead sheds light on the existing ones when dealing with online posts that incites people to trespass,...

STARCLUB Host Free Training

A free Club Development Training Workshop will be held tonight hosted by the Whyalla Starclub. It will be an interactive workshop called Planning for the Future which the council aims will help clubs with future development. Club administrators, committee members and volunteers are being urged to attend the workshop to learn about...